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Sure, the iPhone X may be one of the greatest smartphones ever made, but it comes with one hefty price tag. More than that, Apple’s currently embroiled over a heated debate as to whether or not they purposely slow down older phone models in order to force customers to upgrade. (Spoiler: they do).
Looking for an upgrade — or an alternative? We thought we’d take a moment to look at some of the best non-iPhone phones currently on the market. If you want an iPhone-quality phone without actually paying for an iPhone, here are five great Apple alternatives that are sure to suit your fancy.
1. OnePlus 5T
Backed by a powerful Android operating system and an impressive edge-to-edge screen with dual powerful cameras, the Oneplus is every bit as good as the X, albeit the brand behind isn’t nearly as iconic. At just under $600, it’s a great phone for the price.
2. Samsung Galaxy S8
Second only to the X in terms of sheer features, the Galaxy S8 is possibly the greatest iPhone alternative on the market. Sporting a sleek infinity display, 64GB of internal memory and 4GB of RAM plus stellar front and rear cameras, the S8 is quite possibly the greatest smartphone release this year.
3. Huawei Mate 10 Pro
A relative newcomer to the Western smartphone scene, Chinese-based company Huawei has made waves with their incredible line of smartphones. Fortunately, the Mate 10 Pro takes their technology to a whole new level. With a stellar OS, an extremely powerful battery and one of — if not the — sharpest camera on the market, this phone’s already topping lists.
4. Google Pixel 2
A powerful smartphone with what could be the greatest smartphone camera contender yet, the Google Pixel 2 offers more or less the same experience as the X, but with a slightly less impressive screen. Still, if you prefer camera quality over sheer looks, the Pixel 2 could be the smartphone for you.
5. HTC U11+
Easily the most impressive smartphone HTC has ever made, the U11+ features a sublime edge-to-edge display and a seriously impressive sound system. The battery life and load speeds are also sights to behold. All in all, if you’re looking for a great all-around phone, the U11+ is an easy winner.